poetry by j matthew waters

Adjusting the Clock in Boulder Colorado

I saw a headline online
about the world spinning faster
than it did a mere fifty years ago

A scientist was quoted as saying
at this rate the atomic clock
may have be adjusted by a leap second
sometime in the years ahead

I’m not quite sure about this time thing
having relevance while we exist
and irrelevant after we pass

A leap second seems like such
an improbable pause
one that I’ll likely never forget
even after I’m long gone

december two thousand twenty-one
copyright j matthew waters
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